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Bob Doyle

DITA: One Size Fits All for Technical Publishing?

Back in June 2006 I wrote an XML Editors review article for EContent Magazine that covered a dozen desktop and web-based authoring tools for XML. That article was a bit too hard on both the writer and editorial staff, so we’re not likely to do it again soon. (I may publish a revised study on the web instead).

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Introduction to DITA: A User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture Arbortext Edition

Comtech Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the publication of the Arbortext® Edition of its best-selling book, Introduction to DITA: A User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture. Dr.

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Bob Doyle

Assembly Line Writers

For the past three years, my annual wrap-up of content management systems for EContent Magazine has mostly counted the exploding number of branded products, for sale and open source, on the world market—now nearing 3,000.

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XMLmind XML Editor

XMLmind XML Editor allows to edit large, complex, modular, XML documents. It makes it easy mastering XML vocabularies such as DocBook or DITA. (More info.)

As you can see it in the screen shot below, XMLmind XML Editor is not a tool for programmers. Its users are generally technical writers.

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Extending the DITA Open Toolkit

Robert Anderson, IBM Chief Architect of the DITA Open Toolkit, discussed Customizing the Output of the Open Toolkit at the November meeting of the Silicon Valley DITA Interest Group.

You can find the 90-minute presentation in the Open Toolkit Tutorials section of the DITA Users website.

Robert presented remotely from Minneapolis. DITA Users from around the world attended the meeting remotely via an Elluminate screen sharing session.

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